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"We Teach Them to Drive"

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"How the Internet is like a Small Town"
...Twitter is coffee shop of the world... the whole world can now know about the good or bad thing you did just like it's always happened at the small town coffee shop.

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We gotta stop ...

We gotta stop relying on folks that don't know our names in cities that we call Capitols to solve our problems.
We gotta stop relying on those same folks to help our neighbors.
We gotta stop claiming that our kids need drugs when really they need our dedicated attention and discipline.
We gotta stop getting into fights with others whose ass we aren't mentally willing to kick.
We gotta stop buying shit we can't afford.
We gotta stop wanting to buy shit we can't afford. (We need to start wanting and working towards being able to afford it)
We gotta stop lumping people into groups. Not all cops are crooked, not all white men can't jump, not all pit bulls eat babies. Classifying individuals into groups is an act derived from being too lazy to meet and assess individuals.
We gotta stop saying to our kids "you can be anything you want" and start saying "you can be anything you are willing to work hard enough to be"
We gotta stop listening to people who are "gurus" at something they have never actually accomplished anything at.
We gotta stop looking for shortcuts. The American Dream is not on a late night infomercial or pyramid scheme... Its work -- that's it --- work.
We gotta stop letting our kids run our houses.
We gotta stop teaching our kids to just go get everything they want and instead get what you can afford... Or get yourself to where you can afford exactly what you want.
We gotta stop thinking that "Lost" or Dancing with The Stars" is time better spent than parenting or earning an honest buck.
We gotta stop thinking that people that have Religion are wrong.
We gotta stop thinking that people that don't have Religion are wrong.
We gotta stop talking about Gay, Civil, Women's rights... Its Human rights... We all have the same HUMAN rights. The sooner we realize that.. The sooner we can deal with legitimate debates.
We gotta stop borrowing money... Borrow sugar from the neighbor... And then take some back when you can.
We gotta stop thinking we gotta have cable, high speed internet, a 50" flat screen, an iPhone and a fancy car while we worry about the electric company shutting off the power.
We gotta stop being dependent on foreign anything. Buying it from them is not a bad thing, depending on it is the worst thing.
We gotta stop denying that more oil drilling is a good immediate answer to foreign oil dependency.
We gotta stop thinking that more oil drilling is a viable long term alternative to foreign oil dependency.
We gotta stop doing whatever the hell we are doing that is keeping a viable electric car from the market.
We gotta stop thinking that a viable electric car is the only answer needed for getting out from under foreign oil dependency.
We gotta stop laughing at Jay Leno. Enough charity laughing already.
We gotta stop laughing at comedians making fun of the Office of the President.
We gotta stop laughing at Bill Maher.
We gotta stop listening Rush Limbaugh.
(They both make intelligent points... But do it as inflammatory shock jocks that make folks bipartisan wrenches in the cog of the machine. )
We gotta stop thinking that even though every should be thinking about helping others... That we should make them.
We gotta stop thinking that Freedom is free when in fact its the most expensive and precious commodity in the world.
***Nobody really has to stop any of these things, I just couldn't sleep and started typing.

Cody Heitschmidt
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